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members and they're all swinging on a swing set and they hear the national anthem playing in the distance, and each one of them one by one stops on the swing set, gets down, puts their hand over their heart. >> my kids do it in a british accent. >> i pledge allegiance. to the united states of america. it's lovely. >> that's adorable. >> lovely. ii pilot is finally getting her wish. elena was a pilot, service pilot in the air force. why was she kept out of arlington national cemetery until now? and a break in a cold case. in california involving a college student who vanished without a trace. why the fbi is now excavating a hillside near a school. first, here's a look at today's rather high temperatures.
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we have news of a possible break in a decades-old cold case in california involving a college student who vanished without a trace. >> the fbi is excavating a hillside near her school calling it a crime scene. here's the latest. >> reporter: investigators digging in on a college campus in a new search for kristin smart. the cal-poly student who vanished after a party two decades ago. police never found her body but a fresh look at the case leading them here. police dogs trained to find human remains zeroing in. >> we want to be here 24/7 working on it and make that in person notification that you've
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>> reporter: police long call this man a person of interest. paul florez, the last person seen with kristin. the smart family hiring a private detective to follow him. but florez denied involvement and was not charged. no physical evidence ever tied him to kristin. smart's parents saying we are confident that the person of interest will soon be held accountable for taking her life and harboring her remains. investigators blocked off an area behind me about the size of a football field. they say the dogs zeroed in on three different locations and they're hoping they something before the fall semester starts if two weeks. abc news, california. world war ii pilot, elaine harmon, has finally gotten her wish to be buried at arlington national cemetery. harmon was one of the women, one of the air force service pilots in a group of female pilots who flew military planes in noncombat missions. >> they were not eligible at arlington for burial because of a military regulation. something her family worked hard
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>> our grandmother loved her country so much that she was willing to risk her life for it. that her time wasn't just a page in the history books. it was a job that she did that she felt compelled to do and she did it every day knowing that it was dangerous. >> and it actually took an a kt of congress to allow harmon's burial at arlington. >> it's amazing it took that long, and that much effort. and the flag that became a symbol of america's unbreakable spirit after the september 11th attacks and was lost for years has now been found. >> a photo was taken on that day showing three firefighters raising the american flag at ground zero. then the flag disappeared for years until a mystery man turned it over to officials in washington state. it will be unveiled today during a ceremony at the 9/11 memorial. >> that flag, that photo is so iconic, and there are statues replicating it, one of them down
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and it is just amazing it's been gone for this long. >> it's unclear how it ended up in washington state. and right now the beacon lights down in new york city have been lit ahead of the 15th anniversary of 9/11 on sunday. >> a tribute first debuted on march 11, 2002, just six months after the attacks. it's carried on as an annual tradition ever since. coming up, the much anticipated unveiling of the iphone 7. >> hear the one thing everyone about what the phone does not have. you're watching "world news now."
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apple is finally held the
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much-anticipated event launching the long-awaited iphone 7. >> but it seems the one thing everyone is talking about this morning is what the new phone doesn't have. >> reporter: expectations were running high as apple announced its new products wednesday, the most anticipated? >> it's the best iphone that we have ever created. >> reporter: apple's iphone 7 and iphone 7 plus. the now water resistant cell phones will come with new dual cameras, a redesigned forced sensitive home button. longer battery life than the previous models and the most talked about new feature -- the elimination of the headphone jack. instead it comes with ear pods that connect to the lightning port. also ear pods, a concept some believe will take users time to
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adapted to change. the removal of the headphone jack will be controversial for a few weeks or months. anyone who upgrades is going to have to adapt. >> reporter: apple is also getting an upgrade for the watch. it has a built-in gps. you're probably wondering about the cost of the phones. the iphone 7 starts at $649. the plus, $769. preorders start on friday, september 9th. abc news, los angeles. diane and nick? now, an apple quiz for you. how many iphones have they sold since they launched in 2007? don't look at your notes. >> about a billion. >> how many cameras does it have? >> two. >> how many megapixels? stop looking at your notes. >> i don't know, but i know you get a 10x digital zoom. >> how many l.e.d. lights on the flash? >> probably -- this is not -- this is a pop quiz, and i was not warned about this. >> four.
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anticipated launch. the new cast of "dancing with
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? sounds like a little bit of a throwback song. >> it does. >> we are now just days away from the season premier of "dancing with the stars." >> and an early cast party gives us a closer look at the contestants and professionals. sandi kenyon was there. >> reporter: it was billed as a cast party and the footwork looked pretty fancy for contestants who haven't been working with their professional
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>> we just had our second rehearsal yesterday. so we're kind of behind, in fact, really behind everyone. but he's been so awesome. he's in it to win it. >> vanilla ice and others found a respite at planet hollywood before resuming their rehearsals. >> i'm doing it for my mom. my mom passed away about three years ago, and i wanted to -- i promised myself i'd keep doing things to make her proud, and she would be tickled pink to see me doing the show. because it's way out of my comfort zone. >> reporter: laurie hernandez won silver and gold at the olympics in rio. will that help her win the trophy? >> it helps being flexible. >> reporter: for another member of team usa, the stakes are higher. swimmer ryan lochte was caught in a lie in rio, claiming he had been robbed when he hadn't been. is this a dance towards redemption for you? >> you know, i think so. you know, what happened, it's in the past.
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really just work on my dancing skills or what little i have. but, yeah, this is a redemption. >> reporter: this season marks the return of derek huff to the dance floor paired with marilou henner. one of two tv icons in this cast. >> it all feels like a dream right now. >> reporter: maureen mccormick will be known as one of the brady bunch, but she's such a good support. she doesn't mind people coming up to her every day and saying marsha, marsha, marsha. she even told me i could go ahead and say it if i wanted to, but i figured i'd give her a break. >> totally would have gone for it. our thanks to sandi kenyon from
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this morning on "world news now," the presidential candidates hoping to make an impression. >> last night donald trump and hillary clinton did their best to look like commander in chief. making their cases on issues of national security on the same stage, but not at the same time. could this be a preview of the debates to come? and a senseless shooting in chicago. it highlights the surge in the gun violence seen this year. a man shot watering his lawn as a community tries to cope with a deadly epidemic. and a 6-year-old attempts to stop a group of ax wielding robbers. the little girl even lungs after one of the attackers in an attempt to protect her family. then his larger-than-life story is the stuff of legend, and now a motion picture is set to release tomorrow.
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hank's caliber rise to telling sully sullenberger's story? it is thursday, september 8. from abc news, this is "world news now." i'm jealous. you get to hang out with tom hanks. you already saw the movie. >> good morning. i'm nick watt in for kendis gibson. >> i'm diane macedo. i'm jealous of nick, that you can see. but we'll get to that in a little bit. we begin with donald trump and hillary clinton squaring off on national security. >> the presidential candidates made back-to-back appearances in new york last night fielding questions about their experience and judgment to be commander-in-chief. trump offered a tough critique of the country's military. >> and clinton is promising no boots on the ground in the fight against isis. aaron travers has the latest. >> reporter: hillary clinton first to take the stage.
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news' commander-in-chief forum fielding questions from current and former military members about her e-mail server. >> i take it very seriously. always have. always will. >> reporter: the iran nuclear deal. >> we have made the world safer, we just have to make sheer it's enforced. >> reporter: and how to defeat isis. pledging air support and training but -- >> we are not putting ground troops into iraq ever again, and we're not putting ground troops into syria. >> reporter: both clinton and donald trump were asked not to clinton still landed a few jabs. >> the last thing we need to do is play into the hands of isis. going after american muslims, defaming a gold star family. >> reporter: and trump came out swinging repeatedly taking aim at clinton. >> i have great faith in the military. i have great faith in the commanders certainly but i have no faith in hillary clinton. >> reporter: speaking to a room of veterans when asked about his comment that he knew more about isis than military generals, trump said this. >> i think under the leadership
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reduced to rubble. >> reporter: when asked about sexual assaults in the military, trump says he stands by a tweet sent back in 2013. >> quote, 26,000 unreported sexual assaults in the military, only 238 convictions. what did these geniuses expect when they put men and women together? >> well, it is a correct tweet. part of the problem is nobody gets prosecuted. >> erin travers, abc news, washington. a top mexican official is out of a job this morning apparently due to donald trump's high profile visit. the mexican president, enrique pena neito has accepted the resignation of his finance minister, his closest confident. luis videgaray was the architect of trump's visit. he was looking to build bridges in case trump was elected but he was criticized for not forcely rejecting trump's comments about mexico and building a wall. and a navy plane had a close
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navy aircraft. a similar incident occurred in april involving a russian jet an and an american vessel. american officials have labeled the latest incident involving the two jets, quote, unsafe and unprofessional. the crew of the u.s. jet tried to contact the russian crew, but got no response. hopefully the spirit of cooperation between the u.s. and russia will be more evident tomorrow in geneva as the two countries try to bring an end to the civil war inyr secretary of state john kerry is set to meet with his russian counterpart for extended discussions. the u.s. had hoped to announce a deal at the g20 summit but talks fell apart. in chicago residents are on edge following the deadliest month in two decades. after surpassing 500 homicides this year, the city was rocked by another senseless shooting right in front of the victim's home. here's abc's alex perez. >> reporter: it takes just
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fredericko laguardia was outside watering his lawn when two young men on bikes ride past him. what happened next, a cruel symbol of the gun violence plaguing chicago. with laguardia still standing there, one of the men returns, wrestling him to the ground, shooting him and rifling through his possibilities. then getting back on his bike and riding off. laguardia wounded but able to stand staggers across the lawn, clenching his abdomen, he walks to a neighbor's door, no answer. laguardia sits on the steps and calls for help. >> it's ridiculous. you're not even safe in your own yard. >> reporter: the shooting of laguardia is more proof of the violence gripping some chicago neighborhoods. >> this is not an individual thing. it happened to all of our grandfathers. it happened to all of our fathers. it's happened to all of our sons. >> reporter: nearly 3,000 shootings in chicago just this year. 500 people killed in the wave of violence. 90 dead in august alone. the deadliest month in two
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>> it's not a police issue. it's a society issue. you know, impoverished neighborhoods, people without hope do these kinds of things. you show me a man without hope, i'll show you one willing to pick up a gun and do anything with it. and. >> reporter: and tonight fredericko laguardia's neighborhood with this appeal to the young men on the bikes. >> if you can can identify your child on there, do theig door that your child has been arrested. because it's coming, it's coming. >> reporter: and we did speak with laguardia's wife who said he's in the hospital doing better and in fair condition. alex perez, abc news, chicago. flash flood watches remain in effect for parts of arizona as newton moves through the state. the storm brought heavy rains. but residents for the most part were ready. sandbags kept waterways within the banks. the biggest effect in arizona was the unusually muggy weather. u.s. olympics swimmer ryan
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he'll also be banned from the 2017 world championship meet in budapest next july. lochte and three other american swimmers claimed they were robbed at a rio gas station. the story kept on changing and turned out not to be quite true. 49ers quarterback, collin kaepernick took to twitter and thanked fans for making his jersey the number one seller and says he'll donate the proceeds to charity. he said he's grateful to those supporting his pte he'll continue the protest through the 2016 season. selling a unique building in central ohio is proving to be no picnic. that's because the seven-story office building is actually shaped like a picnic basket. the company that once head quartered there made them, but current buyers aren't impressed. it went on the market 18 months ago for $7.5 million. >> now it can be yours for just $5 million. one problem is it's about 40
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another is a unique design. experts say it's best hope is maybe a hotel or a convention center. otherwise, it's just a real estate picnic basket case. >> oh. >> nice. >> good job, lloyd. coming up, congress fails again to pass legislation dealing with the growing zika virus. but it wasn't for lack of trying. why this florida congressman showed up on the floor of the house holding a container of mosquitos. and the daunting challenge of portraying an american hero on the big screen while the hero is still alive with strong opinions about how the story is told. so how did tom hanks satisfy the director and the hero captain sully sullenberger? and check out our behind the scene pics on instagram.
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a tv a hungarian tv woman was charged with breaching the peace after she was caught on video kicking and trying to trip syrian refugees trying to flee from police last september. the video went viral and prompted international outrage. blackwell later said she regretted her actions. under hungarian law the charge of breaching the peace carries a maximum sentence of two years in prison. a little girl in new zealand is being praised for her bravery after armed men invaded her
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you can see 6-year-old sarah patell trying to stop a man from hitting someone with an ax on the floor. she's later led out of the shop by her grandfather. sarah said she wasn't scared and only wanted to help. in australia this frightening smash-and-grab robbery at a security store was caught on camera. there's two masked men, one armed with a sledge hammer and they smashed through glass cabinets and three staff members were inside. one employee opened the safe at gunpoint. police are searching for the robbers. a judge has signed an order declaring anyone who turns in heroin or potentially deadly drugs to police won't face criminal possession charges. the area has been rocked by an especially lethal blend of heroin mixed with a synthetic to tranquilize el facts far more
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and on capitol hill the senate returned from the longest summer recess in 60 years and the first thing it did was fail to pass a bill to address the zika crisis. >> the third time wasn't a charm for the funding package. as marci gonzalez reports, yesterday's debate wasn't without theatrics. >> reporter: and empassioned plea for zika funding. >> i rise with about 100 mosquitos. >> reporter: a jar of mosquitos brought onto the house floor by a re florida as he condemned lawmakers for not passing a bill that would put money towards combatting the virus. >> the you imagine, colleagues, the fear and anxiety in this chamber if these mosquitos were outside this jar and not inside this jar? members of congress would run down the hall to be tested. they would spray themselves before coming down here. this is the fear of floridians right here! >> reporter: with new zika cases in florida in fort bragg,
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as the latest zika funding bill failed in the senate. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: democrats blocking it because of anncluded provision that keeps money from going to planned parenthood. >> the house did its job, and the senate has been blatantly political with zika funding. >> reporter: the cdc said it's out of money to spend on vehicle. fund i funding is credital to protecting americans, expectant mothers. >> if the funding isn't available now to prevent zika infections, then six to nine months from now we're going to see babies being born with severe brain damage, a birth defect that's preventable. >> reporter: now congress has until the end of the month to pass a spending bill that could include funding to fight vehicle or risk a potential government shut down. marci gonzalez, abc news, new york. coming up in our next half hour, the veteran accused of
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from the v.a. he claimed to be disabled, but pictures clearly show him running and roller skating. why now even behind bars he says he deserved the money. and it could have been one of tom hank's greatest acting challenging, not just being interviewed by me, but playing a hero who is very much alive and forming opinions. we'll hear from him and the hero of sully.
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? even for the most talented a-list actor, it can be difficult to accurately portray an american hero, particularly one with a larger than life story. >> even more of a challenge even for actor tom hanks is when the hero is captain sully sullenberger who is very much alive and not afraid to tell tom hanks how to do his job. hanks and sully first met randomly at an oscar party. >> i just said, how are you holding up? he is an extremely pragmatic guy and he had made the adjustment to being a celebrated hero. >> people call you a hero. >> i don't feel like a hero.
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attention. >> reporter: how did you deal with it? >> with some difficulty and a lot of help and over a period of time, you learn how to become a public figure. >> reporter: there's going to be renewed clam moreor clamor for sully. >> yes. >> reporter: are you scared about that? >> no. >> reporter: no. >> it comes with the territory. i think it's important that people know the story. i think as a matter of historical record, if nothing else. >> houston, we have a problem. >> reporter: hanks has experienced playing real men turned real men heroes like in "apollo 13" and "captain phillips." >> i'm the captain. show me! >> reporter: why do you think you always get picked to play this kind of role? >> i think i'm an ordinary looking guy. i'm just this dude with a big ass and a squeaky voice and my father's nose. if you look at who they are, jim
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he was one of the other astronauts. captain phillips is an out-of-shape middle-aged white guy. i need to know who's hurt and how badly. >> reporter: how do you make the movie when everyone knows the ending is happy? well, they handle a part of the story i'd never heard before. the aftermath. >> i couldn't sleep the first nights more than a few minutes at a time. i couldn't shut my brain off. >> you stated it was a dual engine failure due to multiple bird strikes. >> that would be unprecedented. 15-month investigation to determine whether sully was heroic or fuel hardy in the 208 seconds between the bird strike and hitting the water. and was the process with the ntsb as antagonistic as it seemed on film? >> the process is, yes. the individuals were just following their mission, their charter, which was to find the truth. >> well, let's get into how you calculated all those parameters. >> there was no time for calculating.
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speed over an altitude. >> you're saying you didn't -- >> i eyeballed it. >> reporter: the ntsb was not consulted by the moviemakers. eventually they came to the same conclusion as the rest of us, hero. >> in our flight simulation it was not possible to practice a water landing. we were not trained for this. the only training for this was a theoretical classroom discussion. >> reporter: water landing was the only option. he nailed it. that's my favorite bit. no training. classroom discussion. so he's there, 155 people, the most populated city in the earth, well, one of them, flying a plane. >> and it was as though he'd done it a thousand times. >> he's a cool customer, i will tell you. sully hates being interviewed. >> he was pretty good. >> i said, you know, do you like being interviewed? no, i hate it. i said, you're good at it.
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it's a whole box of inspiration, money and other gadgets, bubble bath, for example, you know, nice things for each other to remember whatever disagreement they were having doesn't really matter because they love each other. >> they waited nine years to open it? wouldn't curiosity kill you before then? >> good thing she didn't give them cheese. that would have been weird and smelly. no milk, luckily. >> i feel -- i think that's a weird thing to do. to give a gift with conditions. i find odd. i think you give a gift -- >> i don't think she imagined they were going to wait nine years. she probably thought about a week. >> that's a weird story. next, moving on, a rice football player whose name is calvin anderson, do you remember the rubics cube? the annoying thing we all did 20 years ago, or we attempted to do. i've never actually made it. this guy can do it behind his back. >> without looking at it.
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it, he memorizes where all the colors are, and then he does it behind his back without looking. >> wow. so he has a photographic memory. >> and he's not peeling off the stickers and putting them back on like i used to do. that's good, but -- >> 45 seconds. >> it's impressive. >> that is impressive. >> but can he peel an orange with his toes? >> oh, god, can you? >> i can. >> i don't know if i -- part of me wants to say prove it. ever see that. >> it is easier because the skin is looser and you can get your fingernails, your toenails underneath it. >> how did you figure it out? >> i grew up in malaysia and didn't wear shoes and didn't use my hands. >> we're moving on. story number three. the dictionary. merriam webster is in a twitter spat with a guy named gabry yoel
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this morning on "wor this morning on "world news now," squaring off this morning on "world news now," squaring off, donald trump and hillary clinton talking national security back to back. clinton making a definitive statement on the use of force in the fight against isis as donald trump talks about his own security briefings. the remnants of hurricane newton bring heavy rain to the southwest their preparation for the storm pays off. and new this half hour, the veteran who billed taxpayers out of a million-and-a-half dollars. >> he claimed he was disabled. but he was caught on camera running and roller scathe skating. he was caught and going to jail but why he says he earned that money. and kanye weast's fashion show disaster. people felt like they were kidnapped. stuck on buses in new york traffic, and the models and
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clothing and winter coats passing out in the heat. the whole story is ahead in "the skinny." it's thursday, september 8th. from abc news, this is "world news now." good morning. i'm diane macedo. >> i'm nick watt in for kendis gibson. we begin this half hour with the precursor to the first presidential debate. donald trump and hillary clinton weighing in on national security. >> clinton took the stage first. at the "uss intrepid." she acknowledged about min server but insisted she's careful with handling classified information. she defended the iran nuclear deal and she vowed to keep boots off the ground in the fight against isis. >> they are not going to get ground troops. we are not putting ground troops into iraq ever again, and we're not putting ground troops into syria.
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ground troops. >> clinton also said it was a mistake to vote for the invasion of iraq and she blasted donald trump saying he refuses to take responsibility for supporting the war. >> after vowing to boost military spending earlier in the day, donald trump launched a blistering attack on america's current generals. >> trump said, quote, the generals have been reduced to rubble under president obama and he suggested he would replace them if elected. he also shocked many by offering a glimpse into the classified briefings he's received as a nominee. >> what i did learn is that our leadership, barack obama, did not follow what our experts and intelligence, it's there for a reason, what our experts said to do. and i was very, very surprised. in almost every instance, and i could tell, i have pretty good read of body language, i could tell. they were not happy. >> trump again praised russian
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and on illegal immigration he said those who serve in the military were special cases and should be allowed to stay in the country legally. president obama and philippine president rodrigo duterte have met informally before a summit dinner in laos. earlier this week duterte used foul language when referring to president obama which caused obama to cancel their meeting. the leaders exchanged pleasantries and entered separately and were not seated next to each other. the attackers were government troops to fire on a convoy carrying the americans they managed to speed away without injury. the state department is condemning the attack, but says it was likely a case of mistaken identity. >> the attack was connected to the breakdown of command and control among south sudanese
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south sudan investigate this incident and punish and hold accountable those responsible for it. >> according to the state department, the u.s. has changed some of its security measures as a result of the incident including changes to the movements made by embassy personnel and enforcement of a preexisting curfew. three people were killed when two small planes collided while trying to land at the the planes were on final approach to the same runway when they ran into each other. the small airport does not have a control tower. an instructor and student pilot were in one of the planes. turning to the weather. newton's momentum is running down. the former hurricane is weakening, no longer even a tropical storm after bringing heavy rain to the southwest. but it packed quite a punch in mexico. abc's phillip mena has that story. >> reporter: tropical storm newton on the move.
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down, it almost looks like snow. >> reporter: the city of nagales getting nearly a month's worth of rain in six hours. >> it's really insane how hard this water has been coming down here. >> reporter: newton first made landfall in mexico tuesday morning as a category one hurricane. winds of 90 miles per hour. soldiers patrolling flooded streets. families spending the night in shelters. at least two deaths in the country now being blamed on the storm. as residents in arizona prep sandbags and track newton's every move. in the midwest, a separate system is bringing flooding rain and damaging winds. >> right now it's a matter of running around, cleaning up, getting stuff off the streets. >> reporter: here in southern arizona the outer bands of newton have turned these normally dry river beds into rushing rapids. officials here and all over the southwest are watching this storm closely. phillip mena, abc news, arizona. the worst seems to be over after a wildfire in northern california. residents forced from their
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are now being allowed to return after firefighters made significant progress. the fire is now 50% contained. some 48 hours after it broke out. three homes were destroyed. the cause is under investigation. heavy rain in the milwaukee area brought flash flooding last evening. many roads were impassable. and cars that tried to go through the water had to be towed away. such as as much as 6 rain fell with winds gusting up to 60 miles per hour. there are reports of power outages and some afternoon and evening activities were cancelled. more heavy rain in the upper midwest today. some of it coming from what was once hurricane newton. there's also a chance of showers in northern montana, the houston area, south florida and late in the day in western new york. a heat wave is beginning in the south and the midatlantic region with temperatures in the mid-90s today with high humidity. it will feel even warmer. every apple product announcement is carefully
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weeks of rumors. i merged rumors and weeks. it's weeks of rumors and build up. they want everyone interested. >> and guess who spoiled the surprise yesterday? apple itself. with this tweet giving details of the new iphone 7 before ceo tim cook made the official announcement. >> whoops. >> and even before that, amazon listed accessories for the new device. >> the new iphone does not have a headphone jack which allows it and the new apple watch to be water resistant. it's also offering wireless headphones. >> you know, i don't need my phone to be water resistant. >> no? >> i need it to be smash resistant. i need it to be child resistant. >> i would like it to be all of those things resistant. i have broken my phone, dropped it in water. i've gotten it stolen and lost it. if they could fix all those issues, that would be great. >> but these ear bud things without -- i mean, are you telling me you're not going to
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of getting them? >> probably. i would need some sort of tracking device on those as well, which i also need on the phone. i'm like gretl, i leave a trail wherever i go. coming up, the veteran who walked away with $1.5 million taxpayer dollars claiming he was completely disabled. he was then caught on camera running and roller skating. hear why he said he deserved the money. >> and the author of "eat pray love" has left her husband who was one of the book's main inspirations whom she says she's now in love with her friend. ahead in "the skinny." you're watching "world news now." >> "world news now" weather brought to you by american
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you are looking at the largest and most expensive de you are looking at the largest and most expensive destroyer ever built for the u.s. navy. the uss zumwalt left the shipyard yesterday for the home port in san diego. the ship which is more than 610 feet long and 81 feet across cost $4 billion to build. house lawmakers issued a subpoena to the department of
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it comes after documents show the cost of a denver area v.a. hospital ballooned to almost $1.7 billion, nearly triple the original estimate. the subpoena includes documents showing v.a. offices nationwide spent millions of dollars on or the work and ornamental furnishings. the house committee says the v.a. hasn't been transparent about spending. another $1.5 million of the v.a.'s money t been used to treat disabled veterans ended up in the pocket of one veteran who apparently lied about being disabled. >> he's now behind bars but claiming he deserved the money. here's abc's david wright. >> reporter: there's dennis paulsen arrived in a chair for a checkup. later they followed him and found he could walk just fine. and played pool. >> by the time he was caught, he defrauded more than $1.6 million from the government. >> reporter: a whopping sum he ripped off from taxpayers. like the postal worker whose
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by an appearance on "the price is right." paulsen was living a double life. he was diagnosed with ms, but he clearly hadn't lost permanent use of his hands and feet like he claimed. after he was convicted he sat down with us for an interview. >> we wouldn't even be discussing this if i went to afghanistan or iraq and got my legs blown off, competing at the invictus games. >> reporter: i think there are a lot of vets who would be offended by that. >> what i'm saying is they get looked at as inspiring, but i get looked at as a fraud because you can't see the disease? >> paulsen is now behind bars. disability fraud costs hundreds and millions of dollars a year. prosecutors say what makes this case unusual is the fact that paulsen got away with it for more than 20 years. david wright, abc news, new york. thank you, david. 20 years. when we come back, kanye west's
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>> and the custody battle between madonna and guy ritchie is over. but who won? "the skinny" is next. >> "world news now" continues
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? ? time now for "the skinny." starting with kanye west's season four fashion show. a bit of a mess. you could say. >> yeah. the rapper showcased his latest collection at a private show on new york's roosevelt island yesterday featuring an array of, "multiracial women." amid a backlash over his coro >> some critics said the casting call was discriminatory. but now they're focussed on a new issue. that's many are saying the show itself was just a hot mess. guests say they were trapped on charter buses from manhattan for more than an hour. >> the show started 90 minutes late, forcing models and extras to stand in their tight-fitting outfits and winter coats for
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some even passed out. attendees took to twitter to vent their fury. the editor and chief of soul collector tweeted it feels like we're being kidnapped. >> fashionista editor alyssa klein posted this photo saying the bus is glamorous, especially when the bathroom door opens and nearly slaps us. >> matthew schneier said it best, basically a middle school field trip. >> some of the designers put the models in shoeth could ever walk in, even if a trained model can't walk in the shoes, normal people like me are definitely falling on their face and in outfits they can't walk on. i don't really -- >> i love it when fashion people get worked up and cross about things. if you have a spare couple of minutes, google tim gun kanye west. it's worth it. >> make it work. >> make it work. i love tim. >> so do i. next, a bombshell
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>> the author elizabeth gilbert revealed she's leaving her second husband for her female best friend. she said it was her friend's cancer diagnosis that made her realize she's in love with her. >> gilbert has since separated from her husband of nine years jose munez was the man she met and fell in love with in her 2006 memoir "eat, pray, love." the in 2010 starring julia roberts. >> gilbert says, quote, raya and i are together. i love her and she loves me. i'm walking through this cancer journey with her not only as her friend but as her partner. i'm exactly where i need to be," she continues to learn more about herself and explore. >> absolutely. >> eat, pray, love. next to the bitter custody battle on the other end of the spectrum that's now settled. >> madonna and ex-husband guy ritchie settled their fight over
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details haven't been made public. ritchie's attorney says rocco will stay in london with his father where he's enrolled in school. >> rocco is rumored to have gone under what is described as the material girl's strict disciplinarian, quote, very controlling parental style. it's reportedly why he chose to live with his dad back in december after having a falling out with his mother during her rebel world park tour. >> madonna is a tough mom? >> it seems a little unfair for a kid to be able to leave just saying you're too strict. >> i'm just surprised she's strict. >> that doesn't surprise me. i just know that kid wouldn't survive a minute in my household. no portuguese parents for that kid. >> is that portuguese parents are strict? >> oh, yeah. they're really strict, but now it's great. now i get it. if i had the choice when i was a
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>> he couldn't have survived in a scottish household as kid either. >> no kid likes strict parents. >> but it's good for the character building. yeah. and finally, they're hoping for an offer they can't refuse. >> the owner of the historic mansion in beverly hill where the iconic horse's head scene from "the godfather" was filmed is back on the market. this time for $195 million. >> ah! ah! ah! more importantly, the swimming pool there is where they fild "the bodyguard "with kevin costner. >> you're just full of knowledge about this house. >> well, i've been to this house. i went there the last time they went to sell it. the sporting 1920s estate is set on six acres of land including a 50,000 square-foot main building, 30 bedrooms, 40 bathrooms, takes two hours to show buyers around. >> the current owner bought it
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as a viewer it's hard enough to keep up with the kardashians, but can you imagine how hard it must be to actually keep up with the kardashians behind the scenes. >> this morning we're hearing from the unsung heroes we have never seen on screen to keep the family glued together. here's abc's dan harris. >> want to go on a pony ride? >> they're the youngest stars of >> reporter: they're the youngest stars of "keeping up with the kardashians." mason, penelope, rain, north. >> this gives me life. >> reporter: so when they're not stealing the spotlight, they're spending time with their celebrity parents, who is
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"new york" magazine's laura june asking, why the hit series doesn't show them, writing, i know they exist. why in a show that is pretty often groundbreaking and transparent and real are they invisible? going onto say passing references could go a long way toward normalizing the reality of everyday child care. e! had no comment. however, there are many celebrities who have long embraced their nannies like tina fey shout-out to theirs in an snl skit. ? it takes a village ? >> reporter: but when it comes to keeping up, we really want to see diaper changes and crying kids over parties and elaborate vacations? maybe not. dan harris, abc news, new york. >> i'm more interested in the nannies than i am in the kardashians. >> i wonder what the interview process is.
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element to their life. to let someone into that level, i wonder what kind of interview process you go through to establish that trust? >> a long one. >> it has to be a concern for people that famous. >> yes. we now have a bit of breaking news for you involving youtube this morning. >> the song "see you again" by wiz khalifa has hit a new milestone. it's only the second video to ever hit 2 billion views. >> want to guess what the one was? you got it, ladies and gentlemen. gangham style. it's now up to 2.6 billion views. my guess is it's because of the amazing dance moves. it means there's only one thing left to do. ? >> what is it like?
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making news in america this morning, hillary clinton and donald trump are talking military matters. clinton lays out her plan to defeat isis while trump takes aim at the country's military brass. both candidates say they have what it takes to be the commander in chief. outrage in chicago over this shooting incident that was caug the windy city's summer of violence showing no signs of coming to an end. the use of force by some officers in california are being called into question this morning after a man's violent arrest and the video of it surfaced. hear what the cops are saying happened before that video started. and on a much lighter note, some foul play at a major league game last night. we're going to need one more,

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